Get Ready: Vintage at Southbank Festival to hit London

After a successful 2010 edition, Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival is migrating to London for an inaugural session at the city’s Southbank Centre, celebrating British fashion, music, art and more from the 1920s – 1980s over 3 days from Friday July 29th – Sunday July 31st.  With a multitude of activities, concerts, contests, and runway shows planned, the 2011 edition promises to be a veritable treasure trove of fun- and the place to see and be seen for any self-respecting vintage fan that can make the show.

A time-traveler’s dream, the Royal Festival Hall will be radically transformed, with each floor dedicated to a specific decade that promises to re-create the aesthetic and feel of the period through music, dance lessons,  authentic beauty grooming, food & cocktails, and more– and with over 250 vintage clothing vendors on site, shopping will be an essential part of the experience.  Evening concerts aim to evoke the nightclubs of decades past, in decade-specific halls appropriately named The Soul Casino, Let it Rock, The Torch Club, The Studio, Prohibition Room, The Bunker Club, The Leisure Lounge, and the North South Divide.

Exceptionally well-dressed attendees will be asked to take part in the The Best in Show Parade, while those in exceptional florals will sashay in a separate Horrockses Best in Show [Parade]– so dress your vintage best and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes, because Vintage at Southbank is sure to knock your socks off!

Visit the show’s site for a full run-down of this year’s festivities [and last year’s fun] and swing by the Southbank Centre site for ticket booking info.  Below, a series of Vault favorites captured by our London correspondents at the 2010 Vintage at Goodwood edition.

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